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FCS Named Finalist for 2019 Governance Team of the Year Award

Congratulations to Forsyth County Schools (FCS) Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Jeff Bearden for being named a finalist for the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) 2019 Governance Team of the Year Award.


This prestigious award is presented annually to one Georgia public school district’s board of education and superintendent who have achieved all-around success in their district. This recognition is deeply rooted in the components of the Georgia Vision Project’s research-based recommendations for Georgia’s public schools.


“These 9 finalists who have chosen to apply for the GSBA Governance Team of the Year have met stringent criteria and passed a thorough review,” said Valarie Wilson, GSBA Executive Director. “While only one wins, each has exemplified school district success through high functioning governance teams.”


Finalists are vetted through a rigorous application process and visited by an impartial review team to confirm the information in the application. The winner will be chosen by a panel of national experts who perform various leadership roles in the field of public education and announced in December. There were 48 Georgia school districts that qualified and 9 that chose to submit applications. This is the second year FCS has been a finalist.


2019 finalists include:

  • Bleckley County
  • Columbia County
  • Dade County
  • Dawson County
  • Effingham County
  • Fayette County
  • Forsyth County
  • Jefferson City
  • Oconee County


View more information on the GSBA Governance Team of the Year.